DVD of the Week: Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Kevin Smith's raunch-com about two longtime friends and roommates who make a dismal attempt to make an amateur porno to make the rent but fall in love during the process proves the director's really a softy at heart. Is it dirty? Of course -- it's Kevin Smith directing Seth Rogen. Is it a true sex comedy? Despite the titillating title, not so much. The romance between Rogen and Elizabeth Banks's characters goes beyond just bad-taste moments and T & A jokes, it's got a touchy-feely love story at its heart a la most Rogen comedies.
· Popcorn Porn: The Making of Zack and Miri
· 43 Deleted Scenes
· Money Shots Webisodes
· ComicCon 2008
· Gang Bang: Outtakes, Ad-libs and Bloopers
· Seth vs. Justin: Battle for Improvisational Supremacy
Also New This Week:
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (on Friday, 2/6) In this sequel, the pack of winsome New York City zoo animals crash-land on the African savannah care of a penguin-designed plane. Hijinks involving long-lost lion parents, human tourists and lemurs ensue.
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Cute, wide-eyed teen movie about two devoted music fans' chance meeting that turns into an all-night adventure to find a legendary band's secret gig -- and leads to a charming romance.
Bottle Shock Alan Rickman runs away with the show in this decent if contrived story about a snide Brit who takes on California's Napa Valley in hopes that he can embarass local wineries and drum up business for his beloved French wine shop.
The Secret Life of Bees Dakota Fanning plays a troubled teen who runs off with her caregiver to South Carolina, finding solace in gentle small-town life.
Hounddog The seemingly ubiquitous Fanning plays a victimized teen in her other recent Southern movie, which stirred controversy last year for its graphic scenes of child rape.